Otters Class are a wonderful group of Year 1 and Year 2. Mrs Maynard teaches on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Mrs Oates teaches on Thursday and Friday. The lovely Mrs Harris is the teaching assistant every day of the week!
This term our topic is water and we kicked started this with our spectacular starter of creating water colour paintings for a whole school display. We used our love of nature and outdoors as a starting point and created water bomb paintings and wax resistant paintings with trees and leaves. Come and have a look at our finished work!
This term our topic is Planet Earth. The topic began with a spectacular starter which involved the whole school watching an episode Blue Planet together and eating popcorn!
In class we are very busy being Wildlife Detectives and learning all about meerkats, ready to write our own non-chronological reports. We have learnt some fascinating facts already.
Did you know...
"Meerkats can close their ears when they're digging to keep the dirt and sand out!" by Alissa
"They stand on their hind legs to see danger." by Amelia I.
"Meerkats can see danger from 300 metres away!" by Oliver C.
"They have 1 - 5 pups in a litter." by Jessie
"Meerkats have sharp, curved claws for digging." by Taylor
"Meerkats bark when there is danger." by Thomas
"Meerkats breed from September to May because that's when there's lots of food to have for them and their pups." by Tullula
"They eat scorpions, spiders, lizards, fruit, birds, snakes, eggs, mice and fungi." by Ivy, Nilahh, Quinn, Oliver I, Harrison, Frankie, Amelia J. and Mason
"Meerkats are born hairless, deaf and blind." by Rowan and Ethan
"They have black patches around their eyes to protect them from the glare of the sun." by Liya, Katie and Barnaby
"Meerkats are omnivores." by Sophie
"Meerkats have a look-out that looks for danger on top of a termite mound." by Isabella
Otters have been learning all about fractions so we made some 'fraction toast'. We cut our slices of toast into halves and quarters!
We have had a fantastic spectacular starter for our 'Treasure Island' topic. The night before, the class were given the extremely difficult task of finding a pirate themed joke that was funnier than Mrs Oates's one. Here were the results...
Why are pirates called pirates?
Because they arrrrrrrrrrr!
Why does it take pirates so long to learn the alphabet?
Because they can spend years at C!
What did the pirate play at the concert?
What is orange and sounds like a parrot?
Why do you never take a pea from a pirate?
Because they get irate!
What is a pirates favourite doll?
What is a pirate's favourite subject at school?
What does a pirate say when you stand on it's foot?
How do pirates cook their steak?
On a baaaaaaarbecue!